Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

The Salvation of An American Icon

Book - 2017
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In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of "The King of Cool," first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963's The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story. McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour.
Publisher: United States : American Icon Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781946891051
Characteristics: xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Terrill, Marshall


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Aug 27, 2017

Some interesting things that I did not know such as Steve McQueen had an invitation by Jay Sebring to visit Sharon Tate's house for a party the night the Manson family paid a visit. Luckily he did not go. Good interviews with people who know McQueen. I especially like the interview with Mamie Van Doren.

My only real criticism of the book is that the author wrote it because he thought were similarities between his life and the life of McQueen such as being abandoned by their fathers, having an interest in sports cars and eventually becoming born again Christians. I am interested in the life of Steve McQueen. The author's life? Not so much.


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